Tag: How to be environmentally conscious

Simple ways to live an eco-friendly life, starting in the kitchen

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Sustainable living seems to be the ‘in’ thing at the moment. It’s not an unfortunate trend to participate in, and it doesn’t even require too much commitment or effort. Just a few small changes here and there from as many people as possible can make a world of difference when it comes to taking care of our home – Earth.  Here are a few simple things that can be done at home – let’s start in the kitchen. Coffee A morning coffee might seem like one of life’s only pleasures, but it shouldn’t be at the cost of the Earth. While using coffee pods in specialised machines is the easy, cheaper option than spending your hard-earned cash on a coffee shop espresso every day (not to mention the single-use paper cups!) they, too have their negative impact on the environment, as they are seldom recyclable, and often end up in the landfill. An old fashioned coffee pot with ground coffee is just as delicious and brings the joy of sharing back into drinking coffee. Just make sure you don’t have to clear blocked drains by not disposing of the granules properly. Coffee grains make excellent compost for homegrown tomatoes as well. Simply fill the pot with water and use the grainy water to feed the plants–never put them down the sink. Water bottles  Drinking water is good for you and hosts many benefits to the body. But can you imagine how many plastic water bottles you get through in a week, month, YEAR to get… Read More